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for christmas maycl.t look great, bt how does it sound? michael finney and consumer reports look at home theater systems and the convenient option that could save you money. >>> we are still tracking the storm bringing showers to the bay area this morning. we will check back with meteorologist nike cope >>> welcome back. doppler radar across the state higher elevation snow, lower elevation scattered showers 50s until you get to l.a., palm springs and san diego, 60 there. chains in the sierra. >>> if you got a new high-def tv for christmas you might be considering a new surgeon sound system to go with it. >> mike -- new surround sound system to go with it. >> reporter: watching movies in your living room with surround sound is great, getting set-up can set you back big bucks. home theater in a box systems can save you money and hassle. consumer reports tested dozens that cost from $250 to nearly $2,000. a real movie buff getting sound that does justice to his big screen was a must. >> i was able to get digital high-definition receiver and all the speakers and the subwoofers to go with it, now i h
on your holiday shopping list? michael finney with the models coming out on top in a new . >>> welcome back. monday morning christmas eve, partly cloudy this afternoon, breezy along the coast upper 40s to near 50 most of the rain in southern california now where going to stay mid 60s there sierra will die the rain and snow, snow tapering now low 40s there 51 sacramento, 59 fresno, 47 near chico. here's the winter weather advisory tomorrow 4:00, to wednesday 4:00, 10 15 inches of snow above 7,000 feet. >>> if you are getting ready to buy a new vacuum there are lots of choices. >> michael finney shows us which models clean best in a new consumer reports at the time. >> reporter: good morning. no one likes to call have you thought about how many miles you've vacuumed in your life? probably not. the consumer reports has. in its latest test, testifiers vacuumed 16 miles of -- testers vacuumed 16 miles. vacuums are these days are stylish and sleek these are some of the 73 uprights consumer reports put through tough tests. >> from $80 to more than $1,000. >> reporter: the most important test
. >>> beyond sticker price. michael finney and consumer reports with what else you should be looking at what it time to buy that new car. >>> check out doppler radar fairly quiet to most areas a few scattered rain and snow showers to our north little snow in the grapevine and snow showers in the sierra, low 40s today. 51 sacramento, increasing sun, 60 fresno and big sur, mid 60s l.a., palm springs and san diego. safe travels. here's eric and katie. >>> just about 6:24. >>> the end of the year is typically a great time to buy a new car as dealers offer deals for 2013 models. >> you should be paying attention to much more than just the sticker price. >> reporter: good morning. now is a great time to buy a 2013 car, consumer reports says you can save hundreds if you take advantage of end of the month as well as end of the year deals. there's more to getting a good price. consumer reports out with this latest list of best value cars. sticker price is one thing. how much will a car really cost? the nissan versa is one of the least expensive. poor reliability means it could cost you in the"ñ long
is this monday, bottles will be popping when the clock strikes midnight.]5jwb >> michael finney and our partners at consumer reports test taste sparkling wines to find out if you have8 a lot to get a great bottle. >> reporter: are you looking for a festive drink to serve over the holidays champagne can fill the bill but they can be pricey. sparkling wines with and without french pedigree to see if you can indulge without splurging at the register. it turns out++iñ there is cause for 4-#÷'j5áion.. wine experts at consumer reports tested 11 sparkling wines from $ to -- from $5 to $37. >> there are plenty of choices. >> reporter: consumer reports says, when it comes to sparkling wines higher price doesn't necessarily mean higher quality. four of the wines testified, including this $30 bottle of piper, a french champagne$tt2ñ weren't good enough to make the initial cut. >> they were okay. but they had off notes. we concentrated on some of the better wines. >> reporter: after swirling, sniffing and sipping, three were named consumer reports best buys. among them this blanc, smooth cost justvhz(ñ
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